Watch DJ Gilles Peterson record the soundtrack to the Rio Olympic Games

Originally recorded in 2014 during the World Cup, DJ Gilles Peterson went down to Rio to make a documentary on Brazilian music and to record an album entitled Sonzeira which paired old and new Brazilian superstars like Elza Soares and Seu Jorge.

He also visits the birthplace of samba in the Rio favelas and goes crate-digging in local record shops, on the hunt for a copy of Jose Pirates “Tam Tam Tam” (stream it below).

If you’re interested more of Gilles’ projects, check out his Rumba project in Cuba and his extensive discography as well.

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Author: wells baum aka bombtune

A daily blogger who connects the dots between beats, culture, and technology.

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